Our trip to California last week was a success: we found a place to rent and signed a lease so we're all set for our move in a couple weeks (except the packing thing).
Last Friday we spent most of the day with a realtor and saw several properties, one of which we really liked. Until we saw one with this view from the backyard...
...and it was no contest. I think having a view of the San Gabriel mountains from the back of our place will help to distract me from the major adjustment of moving to the West Coast.
While out there, I got in a quick 2 mile hotel treadmill run, we did a 6 mile hike on Saturday, and a 2.5 mile round trip walk to dinner one night. A week off from harder/longer running made my return to running tougher this week, despite my successful speed work out last Monday.
I'm trying to get back on track for the next 2 weeks until my running gets derailed again while we sit in the car for 5 days driving across the country. This Tuesday I did 1 hour and 15 minutes of yoga, followed by a 2.8 mile easy run (I probably should have done those in the reverse order). Wednesday night I did a 5 mile run with 3 tempo miles. I hit my goal pace of 9:05 for the tempo miles but it felt like it required a little more effort than it should have. I'm hoping to get in another easy run tomorrow and looking forward to a long run this weekend.